"Our Hearts are Restless Until They Rest in You" St. Augustine
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Divine Mercy film wins awards
shortfilm called The Last Appeal written, directed and produced by Fr.
Bala Shoury Udumala of Vijayawada Diocese received two International
Prestigious Recognition Awards in USA. It was aired on EWTN (Eternal
Word Television Network), the largest Catholic channel on April 11. Fr.
Bala Udumala graduated in Masters from Loyola Mary Mount University in
Los Angeles in Film and Television Production in 2008.The Las Vegas
International Film Festival 2009 awarded the director the “Official
Finalist Award” this month in Las Vegas. The Mexico International Film
Festivals also has awarded “The Silver Palm Award” for the film in the
Student Category. About 2000 films from over 50 countries represented
at each of these film festivals.
film portrays the true story of a peasant girl, Helen who later becomes
a nun in a convent in Poland. Jesus chose her to be the message of his
mercy. The film brings out vividly the struggle Helen Kowalska went
through in the process of delivering the message through the humble
life of a nun in a convent in Poland at the beginning of the 20th
century. The film depicts the revelations and visions of God to Helen.
Besides English and Spanish, the film has been dubbed into several
Indian languages. The Gujarvani production of Gujarat has already
dubbed the film into Hindi and Telugu. The Hindi version was recently
released in Mumbai by Cardinal Oswald Gracias and Telugu version by
Bishop Prakash Mallavarapu in Vijayawada.